the ART OF DANCE studio

AFFORDABLE Dance and Fitness Studio located in Flat Rock/Hendersonville, NC ~ Come Dance with Us!

 

Art of Dance Studio hosts a Chapter of the

National Honor Society for Dance Arts

 

Art of Dance Studio is proud of our students! That’s why we are a part of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. We look forward to recognizing our exceptional dance students for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in the field of dance.

 

Junior Program
Grades 6-8

NHSDA Junior Program Goals

•To promote a desire for life-long learning in the field of dance.

•To encourage an understanding of, and an appreciation for, dance as an art form and develop knowledgeable audiences for tomorrow.

 

Secondary Program
Grades 9-12

NHSDA Secondary Program Goals

•To promote a desire for life-long learning in the field of dance.

•To encourage an understanding of, and an appreciation for, dance as an art form and develop knowledgeable audiences for tomorrow.

•To identify honor students (grades 11 & 12) for nomination to the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, one of the highest honor programs for dance in the United States.




Ready to Join?

                                  Pledge Form                        Point System                   Point Tracking Sheet

 

Pledge form due December 18th, 2018 and

Point Tracking Sheet due April 1st, 2019.

 

NHSDA Vision and Mission

Vision

We envision a nation in which all students have equal opportunity and access to quality dance arts education and are recognized for their outstanding artistic merit, leadership and academic achievement in the field of dance.

Mission

1.To recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and post-secondary education.

2.To foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.

 

What are the benefits of the NHSDA and induction?

Students deserve the honor and prestige that comes from their achievement in dance. Many are working hard on academics and leadership while perfecting their dance craft not only at school but also outside of school. The personal gratification that students receive from being inducted into the NHSDA is a boost to their self-esteem.

All student inductees will receive an official certificate of induction from the NDEO State Affiliate or the NDEO home office. Inducted students who are seniors in high school are eligible to wear the NHSDA honor cord and gold pin during graduation ceremonies; however, separate approval from the principal or other school administrators may be necessary. Students are encouraged to cite their NHSDA induction in scholarship applications and/or resumes for college or dance employment.


Eligibility Criteria for Student Induction
JUNIOR

Induction into the NHSDA Junior Program is earned through the accumulation of at least 15 points awarded for dance activities such as rehearsals, performances, research, workshops, or community service activities, alongside a GPA of at least 3.0. Students should track their points and provide the Chapter Sponsor with a record of points earned through worksheets, portfolios, or other agreed-upon methods. For points earned outside of chapter activities, verification of points earned should be provided to the Chapter Sponsor through playbills, registration forms, photos, or other agreed-upon methods. The Chapter Sponsor will keep a record of points earned on file. In addition, the prospective student's demonstration of collaborative teamwork, motivation, and leadership in the many aspects of dance (e.g., choreography, performance, mentoring, production) are factors in the determination of eligibility for induction.

GPA Requirement

The GPA is calculated on either the overall GPA (combined subject areas) or the dance GPA (academic excellence within the dance discipline), as determined by the chapter sponsor or faculty advisor in light of chapter goals and institutional policies.

The dance GPA works especially well in K-12 schools that offer a broad spectrum of coursework consisting of dance technique, choreography and composition, movement sciences (anatomy, kinesiology, Bartenieff, etc.), dance pedagogy (teaching methodology, standards and assessments, education theory and practicum, etc.), and specific academic courses (history, criticism, literature, research, philosophic foundation of dance, etc.).

The overall GPA works especially well in dance studios or performing organizations where grades are not offered in dance course. In this case, the chapter sponsor should ask for proof of the student's current GPA in school.

Should a student’s GPA fall below the Chapter’s minimum GPA requirements, there is no penalty or movement to dishonor the student. NHSDA designations remain with the student’s record. The faculty advisor and/or Chapter Sponsor are encouraged to work with the student to help the student regain academic rigor.

In schools where an official GPA system is not used, Chapter Sponsors and Inductees should do their best to calculate an estimated GPA based on the student’s current academic grades. There are also online GPA calculators available.

 

  

 

Eligibility Criteria for Student Induction

SECONDARY

Induction into the NHSDA Secondary Program is earned through the accumulation of at 30 points awarded for dance activities such as dance classes, rehearsals, performances, research, workshops, or community service activities, alongside a GPA of at least 3.0. Students should track their points and provide the Chapter Sponsor with a record of points earned through worksheets, portfolios, or other agreed-upon methods. For points earned outside of chapter activities, verification of points earned should be provided to the Chapter Sponsor through playbills, registration forms, photos, or other agreed-upon methods. The Chapter Sponsor will keep a record of points earned on file. In addition, the prospective student's demonstration of collaborative teamwork, motivation, and leadership in the many aspects of dance (e.g., choreography, performance, mentoring, production) are factors in the determination of eligibility for induction. 

GPA Requirement

The GPA is calculated on either the overall GPA (combined subject areas) or the dance GPA (academic excellence within the dance discipline), as determined by the chapter sponsor or faculty advisor in light of chapter goals and institutional policies.

The dance GPA works especially well in K-12 schools that offer a broad spectrum of coursework consisting of dance technique, choreography and composition, movement sciences (anatomy, kinesiology, Bartenieff, etc.), dance pedagogy (teaching methodology, standards and assessments, education theory and practicum, etc.), and specific academic courses (history, criticism, literature, research, philosophic foundation of dance, etc.).

The overall GPA works especially well in K-12 schools where few dance courses are offered, and in dance studios or performing organizations where grades are not offered in dance course. In this case, the chapter sponsor should ask for proof of the student's current GPA in school.

Should a student’s GPA fall below the Chapter’s minimum GPA requirements, there is no penalty or movement to dishonor the student. NHSDA designations remain with the student’s record. The faculty advisor and/or Chapter Sponsor are encouraged to work with the student to help the student regain academic rigor.

In schools where an official GPA system is not used, Chapter Sponsors and Inductees should do their best to calculate an estimated GPA based on the student’s current academic grades. There are also online GPA calculators available.